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Register at www.go-opendata.ca/goodhack22 to join us in hacking for good with nature. Choose from one of the four challenges below. Final selection and prize ceremonies to take place May 30 online and in-person at Venture 13. You will receive additional information and links to resources once you register.

Overall Challenge: Design a solution or a story map to improve the way municipalities and counties manage their natural and built assets to mitigate the impact of climate change on community wellbeing.

Process Registered teams will receive a link to a document with additional resources. These resources will be updated from time to time, so check back often. Teams will be responsible for setting up their own collaboration space (e.g., Slack channel, Google Drive or MS Teams, etc.).

Prizes will be awarded in each category for best use of open data and digital technology to come up with a solution to one of the following challenges (see Score Card criteria):

  1. How might we use utility billing data to make it easier for commercial and residential customers to save on energy and reduce their carbon footprint using the Green Button standard? ($250 x 2 residential and commercial categories prize money donated from Green Button consortium of partners)
  2. How might we use 3D maps and machine learning to build resilient infrastructure? ($250 x 1 prize money donated by Sustainable Cobourg Digital Innovation)
  3. How might we engage youth to use open data and Story Maps to advocate for nature at the upcoming provincial and municipal elections in Ontario June 2 and October 24? ($100 x 1 prize money donated by Sustainable Cobourg Digital Innovation)
  4. How might we use 211 Unmet Service Needs and census data to reduce barriers to accessing services (e.g., food or housing)? ($250 x1 prize money donated by Sustainable Cobourg Digital Innovation)